UMS Concert Program, January 25, 1946: Sixth Annual Chamber Music Festival -- Budapest String Quartet
Complete Series: 2917
Lecture Hall, Rackham Building Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT THOR JOHNSON, CONDUCTOR
HARDIN VAN DEURSEN, ACTING CONDUCTOR
First Concert 1945-1946 Complete Series 2917
Chamber Music Festival
BUDAPEST STRING QUARTET
Josef Roismann, First Violin Boris Kroyt, Viola
Edgar Ortenberg, Second Violin Mischa Schneider, Violoncello
Friday Evening, January 25, 1946, at 8:30 Lecture Hall, Rackham Building Ann Arbor, Michigan
Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2.......Haydn
Andante o piu tosto allegro Menuetto (allegro ma non troppo) Finale (vivace assai)
Quartet in E-flat major (1943)......Hindemith
Very quiet and expressive Lively and very energetic Quietly moving (variations) Broad and energetic
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74.......Beethoven
Poco adagio, allegro
Adagio ma non troppo Presto
Allegretto con variazione
Dedicated to the Budapest String Quartet.
THE SECOND AND THIRD CONCERTS in the Chamber Music Festival will take place tomorrow afternoon and evening at 2:30 and 8:30 o'clock respectively.
ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
Quartet in E-flat major (1943).......Hindemith
The first movement begins with a fugue of a very deep and quiet character. The second movement is in sonata form in typical Hindcmith style and the third movement is a theme with four variations in a lyrical mood. A majestic theme opens the fourth movement, the middle section begins with a fugue, and then all the themes from the previous movements are interwoven together. The work ends with a coda of Harlequinesque character. The whole work is masterfully written.
The quartet is dedicated to the Budapest String Quartet and was first performed by them at the Library of Congress on November 11, 11J43.
CHORAL UNION SERIES. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, De'sinÂ§ Defauw, Conductor, Thursday, January 31; Artur Schnabe!, Pianist, Wednesday, February 13; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Karl Krueger, Conductor, Monday, March 11.
THE FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL MAY FESTIVAL, consisting of six concerts, will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Conductor and Alexander Hilsberg, Associate Conductor; the Choral Union, Hardin Van Deursen, Conductor; and the Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Conductor, will participate.
Soloists will include:
Bidu Sayao, Anne Brown, and Ruth Diehl, Sopranos Rosalind Nadell and Jean Watson, Contraltos Jussi Bjoerling and William Hain, Tenors Salvatore Baccaloni and Nicola Moscona, Basses Nathan Milstein, Violinist William Kapell, Pianist
For further information, please communicate with the University Musical Society, Charles A. Sink, President, Burton Memorial Tower.